Pres. Obama’s high school nickname was “O’bomber” for his jump shot.

February 5th, 2010. Tags: , , .

The year was 1979 and Hawaii’s Punahou High School basketball team was in the state finals, dominating, 32-11, at the half.

Out on the court was No. 23, but long before Michael Jordan made that number famous, another player was standing out for other reasons. His name was Barry Obama.

Sometimes called “Barry O’bomber” for his jump shot, that player is better known today as President Barack Obama. At least, that’s how he’s known everywhere else.

Obama’s teammates Alan Lum and Dan Hale say those years with the kid they called “Barry” are some of their most memorable. The three friends were part of a basketball-obsessed group of students known as the “Rat-ballers.”

For more information on O’bomber, check out abc.com.

12 men have won Super Bowls as both a player and coach

February 4th, 2010. Tags: , , , .

Here they all are. First team listed is the team person was with as a player. Second team listed is the team person coached.

  • Dwaine Board – San Francisco (XVI, XIX), San Francisco (XXIX)
  • Willie Brown – Oakland (XI), Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders (XV, XVIII)
  • Matt Cavanaugh – San Francisco (XIX*) and New York Giants (XXV*), Baltimore (XXXV)
  • Mike Ditka – Dallas (VI), Dallas (XII) and Chicago (XX)
  • Tony Dungy – Pittsburgh (XIII), Indianapolis (XLI)
  • Tom Flores – Kansas City (IV*), Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders (XI, XV, XVIII)
  • Tom Holmoe – San Francisco (XIX, XXIII), San Francisco XXIX
  • Pepper Johnson – New York Giants (XXI, XXV), New England (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX)
  • Dan Reeves – Dallas (VI**), Dallas (VI**, XII)
  • Art Shell – Oakland (XI, XV), Los Angeles Raiders (XVIII)
  • Harry Sydney – San Francisco (XXIII, XXIV), Green Bay (XXXI)
  • Emmitt Thomas – Kansas City (IV), Washington (XXII, XXVI)

Back it up at about.com folks.

You — yes YOU — spend 1/3 of your life in bed.

February 4th, 2010. Tags: , .

About one third of the average person’s life is spent sleeping. This means that sleep is very important to our health and us. Healthy sleep is even more important, it is vital to a human’s body and it is going to be essential for the brain to function the way that it is intended. Other organs in the body also depend on the amount of sleep that a person gets to function properly.

Adults will need to get about eight hours of sleep per night. You have to be willing to make the necessary changes that you have to in order to get the sleep that you need and deserve. Along with cutting out the caffeine and eating better, you have to learn to relax and let things go. Try to not worry and dwell on things that you do not have to. Stress is going to reduce the amount of sleep that you get at night.

Get more details on sleep.

An asteroid could hit earth as soon as 2014 and could have the effect of 20 atomic bombs!

February 3rd, 2010. Tags: , , .

A giant asteroid is heading for Earth and could hit in 2014, U.S. astronomers have warned British space monitors.

But for those fearing Armageddon, don’t be alarmed — the chances of a catastrophic collision are just one in 909,000.

Asteroid “2003 QQ47″ will be closely monitored over the next two months. Its potential strike date is March 21, 2014, but astronomers say that any risk of impact is likely to decrease as further data is gathered.

For more information check out the post at CNN.

What do Obama and Britney have in common? Hacked Twitter accounts!

February 3rd, 2010. Tags: , , , .

An 18-year-old hacker with a history of celebrity pranks has admitted to Monday’s hijacking of multiple high-profile Twitter accounts, including President-Elect Barack Obama’s, and the official feed for Fox News.

The hacker, who goes by the handle GMZ, told Threat Level on Tuesday he gained entry to Twitter’s administrative control panel by pointing an automated password-guesser at a popular user’s account. The user turned out to be a member of Twitter’s support staff, who’d chosen the weak password “happiness.”

Check out the details at wired for more information.

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